What Types Of Dentures Are Out There?
Learn about dentures from your Centralia dentists!
Do you want to restore your smile? Dentures are appliances that are custom made to replace an individual's missing teeth and restore the appearance and oral functions that were lost. Dr. Steven Ash and Dr. Brian Roberts at Ash & Roberts, DDS located in Centralia, WA, provide exceptional denture services. Read on to learn about the different types of dentures that are available.
A complete denture is used when all of the individual's teeth are missing. Complete dentures are made of a gum-colored plastic base and support a full set of porcelain or plastic teeth. Complete dentures are removable replacements for all your teeth. A complete denture will give you the ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
A partial denture is used when only some of the teeth are missing. Partial dentures consist of porcelain, acrylic or plastic teeth attached to a gum-colored base that is made of plastic. Partial dentures are removable and patients can remove and reinsert it when required without professional help. A partial denture will enhance your appearance and improve the quality of your life.
An overdenture is attached to either two dental implants or two mini-implants. The overdenture, which is removable, is secured to your dental implants through retentive attachments incorporated into the denture. An overdenture will slow bone loss by stimulating the bone in your jaw and help retain your facial features and structure.
Conventional dentures are not supported by dental implants. An implant-supported denture is attached to implants. An implant-supported denture can be used if you do not have any natural teeth, but have enough bone to support implants. The dental implants provide constant stimulation to the jawbone, which will help protect against bone loss.
If you’ve lost your teeth, whether from tooth decay, peridontal disease or an injury, replacing your lost teeth will benefit your health and appearance. Ash & Roberts, DDS offers state-of-the-art dentures to their patients. If you want to get your smile back, call Ash & Roberts, DDS in Centralia, WA at (360) 736-8380 today to schedule an appointment.